1. [ noun ] (zoology) the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
Synonyms: plumage plume
Related terms: body_covering animal_material down scapular hackle contour_feather sickle_feather flight_feather bastard_wing marabou aftershaft bird vane quill melanin keratin preen fledge
2. [ verb ] join tongue and groove, in carpentry
Related terms: join
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 10234
4. [ verb ] (nautical,transportation) turn the paddle; in canoeing
Synonyms: square
Related terms: paddle
5. [ verb ] (nautical,transportation) turn the oar, while rowing
Synonyms: square
Related terms: row
6. [ verb ] cover or fit with feathers
Related terms: cover
7. [ verb ] grow feathers, of birds
Synonyms: fledge

"A fledgling sparrow fell out of its nest"

Related terms: grow
8. [ noun ] turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
Synonyms: feathering
Related terms: rotation rowing
Similar spelling:   feathery